In a meeting with Cleveland city council, soon-to-be-official majority owner of the Cleveland Browns Jimmy Haslam III said that he would like to explore the logistics behind adding a retractable roof on the crown of Cleveland Browns Stadium.
“We are open-minded,” Haslam said on Wednesday. “We want to use that facility as much as we can.”
Though it is by no means a certainty and would likely not occur for many years if at all, the exploration process will reportedly begin once the league approves the sale of the Browns, hopefully by the much-discussed date of October 16. At this point, Haslam will bring in several stadium architects to decide what, if any, options exist.
Haslam also said that the discussion surrounding the faciltiy’s naming rights will begin to take place after the completion of the 2012 NFL Season. This meeting marked the first time that the owner of a Cleveland sports franchise was invited to speak in front of city council.